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posted in June 2003
CAN: Network for Thousands of Applications Outside Automotive
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6/26/2003   Post a comment
First defined by the European automotive electronics company Robert Bosch GmbH as an internal project to develop an in-vehicle network in 1983, the controller-area network (CAN) is still commonly associated with the worldwide automotive industry. But it's hard to keep a robust, simple, and versatile network protocol confined to a single market segment. Jack Shandle describes the standard and its applications outside of the automotive industry.
Reverse Media Independent Interface (RevMII) Block Architecture
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6/18/2003   1 comment
This article describes a design of a simple digital device able to connect two Ethernet MACs with configurable point-to-point link (Reverse MII Interface block). This link is proposed to be a simple and low-cost alternative to using Ethernet PHY in the system. The block might be used either inside an ASIC or on the system board (FPGA). The device described emulates two Ethernet PHY-level blocks connected together and is completely transparent to Ethernet MACs.
Top semiconductor companies
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6/16/2003   Post a comment
Cost-cutting measures taken in 2002 to buttress semiconductor companies' sliding profits became evident in the year's rankings, as players exited flagging or noncore product lines, or combined efforts to share research and development and manufacturing resources.
A Summary of Short-Range Wireless in 2003
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6/16/2003   Post a comment
Ten years ago, the founders of the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) asked themselves a simple question: what's the best way to link two devices without a cable? This simple idea has now blossomed into several industries offering a bewildering assortment of products and protocols. In this article, Glade Diviney explores the world of wireless communications mechanisms. The three most popular standards for short-range wireless data communication are IrDA, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
Vitesse to buy distressed Multilink
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6/10/2003   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. said it has agreed to pay approximately $23 million for struggling Multilink Technology Corp., in a sign that suppliers to the sluggish communications equipment market continue to struggle for survival.
Power Management Chip Vendors Zero in on Wireless
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6/3/2003   Post a comment
Power-managing ICs in wireless products are now playing a major role in system-level solutions. Cell phones, which are being combined with PDAs and cameras, are becoming increasingly small, dense and power-hungry, offsetting the size and energy density advances made by the lithium-ion battery sources powering them.


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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